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Overall, Silencer is not very useful for town, arguably overpowered for scum, and not fun to play against in either case.
 
Overall, Silencer is not very useful for town, arguably overpowered for scum, and not fun to play against in either case.
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Keep in mind that, depending on the way that the forum is set up, there are ways around being silenced, such as putting information in one's forum signature or profile or by "liking" posts that they agree with. A host should always consider these potential loopholes before using this role.

Latest revision as of 22:55, 21 March 2020

Silencer
Alias: none
Alignment:
Role type:
  • Communicative
Choice: none

Silencer is a role that chooses a player at night. That player is then unable to speak for the following day. Whether they can still vote is unstandardized.

Silencers are usually scum. There's nothing prohibiting Silencer from being town, but they're arguably negative unility if so.

Use and power

Silencing a player effectively prevents them from participating in the game for a day. This makes them rather unfun to play against, even for players who are normally lurkers. When used in lategame, they can stop a player from claiming their role and/or results, which can be especially infuriating for a town that may otherwise win if the results can be outed.

Town Silencers can silence scum, but this isn't particularly helpful, as no one will be able to refine reads on them for the day (which is necessary to get them lynched).

Overall, Silencer is not very useful for town, arguably overpowered for scum, and not fun to play against in either case.

Keep in mind that, depending on the way that the forum is set up, there are ways around being silenced, such as putting information in one's forum signature or profile or by "liking" posts that they agree with. A host should always consider these potential loopholes before using this role.